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March 20th, 2012, 07:56 PM
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first off let me start by saying i'm lazy,like think the laziest person you know times 5. Couple that with ADD and bipolar disorder and that makes a horrible housewife. I am trying to work on it more. The longest i kept this place clean(to hubbys standards) was 3 weeks at a time. i just plain out need help with how to go about this.my son is special needs and can't really be left alone for various reasons and no matter what my daughter follows me so i'm always tripping over her. i make schedules but they never work the way i do it. and i try to organize but my version of organization is a box for every room in the house that i throw things into when i dont want to deal with it. i dont even know where to begin. someone please help!!??!!?? i really want to help my husband be happy and less stressed at home which he is when our home is clean as his love language is acts of service
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March 21st, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Welcome to the board Felicia!!

I'm Kelsey - wife to Jason and mommy to Kendra (5 years) and Josh (21 months). It took me a long time to find a cleaning system that worked for me. I eventually settled on a check list type system based off of JM's Home organization planner . Only for my version I divided my house up into 7 sections and then listed out the things that needed done in each section. I typed up these lists and put them into page protectors in a 3 ring binder and mark each item off with a dry erase marker as I get it done. If I don't get something on the list done, it just becomes a higher priority on the list the next week. Another thing I like to do for myself is give myself a reward. If I get all of X done then I can have an afternoon to scrapbook type of thing.

Where to begin...you can jump right in on the challenges I post. This month I have focused on the kitchen and all the challenges I have posted relating to the kitchen can be found up in the challenges subforum. I have tried to break the kitchen down into some smaller tasks - Monday mini's and Truth/Dare challenges easier than the Wednesday weekly ones. Not sure which room we will be focusing on yet, but I plan to break it down into manageable tasks as well. Another way to begin may also be doing a short 10-15 minutes of cleaning each day (like we do with our 10-15 minute Tuesdays).
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March 28th, 2012, 07:08 PM
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I find that setting time limits works pretty good for me. Like i will set the timer on the microwave for 20 mins and will go from room to room one end of the house to the other and pick up. When times up I'm done for a while. Will repeat at later times through out the day if needed.

baskets are decorative for the home and make great catch all for toys, magazines etc. to reduce clutter
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